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Thread: Cathing 20,000 times this decade

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    Ya never really thought about how bad a intermittant cath program is for the environment. Hopefully Al Gore is not reading this thread
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    soul dies".~Liz Fordred

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    Quote Originally Posted by CapnGimp View Post
    I figured a long time ago that I had better things to do than waste half my life with a finger in my ass and a dick in my hand
    Some people pay good money and risk arrest for that sort of "service".
    I am quite saddened by the large amount of garbage that I make due to my paralysis dictated requirements. If I did not have that stuff then we would have one grocery bag sized bag a week total instead of the full garbage bag that we have now. Sometimes I say a quite apology to the planet and tell it that I would do better if I had a choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_coffee View Post
    I'm going to the uro to see wtf is up with but It isn't until march. SHe told me to limit my fluids and i'm like how about you limit your fluids woman! then did a round house kick
    I'd-a moose meat kicked her.

  4. #24
    Gang EEks
    Other than my broken back and neck I was and am a woman who Drinks tons of water
    Been doing this all of my life
    I am not diabetic

    Dear Lynnifer I also totally agree with you about what you said / I would think with all the technical advances in medical all these years that theyd have their stuff together .

    Hi Mr Coffee I once tried Ditropan and it didnt work for me

    Gang Before my Sup Cath I was intermmitently doing my thing as much as 8 or more times a day

    W'ell I still drink over 2 gallons of water daily and especially on a easy day
    and then another gallon or more at night
    I like to totally flush out my system

    As for the used catheters with all the numbers tallied up i'd imagine it would reach the moon , How far in mileage would a bunch of used catheters reach over a year !

    Oddly I do know Some people who do Reuse them
    I never did
    Sincerely ;
    Last edited by GL; 02-20-2010 at 04:59 PM. Reason: fix

  5. #25
    THIS is the reason I am a DIEHARD FOLEY USER.
    Amen, Cap'n. I drink as much as I want when I want, and I can sleep through the night. No problems with accidents or leaks ~knocks on wood~ and I can "pee" (empty my Belly Bag) like a guy -- no bathroom needed, just a decently secluded area, some hand sanitizer, and sometimes an empty bottle.

    Great point about the trash IC generates, Jody. We should add that indwelling caths are better for the environment to the pros and cons list for IC vs. indwelling caths.
    It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience.

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    I'm thinking that with 60,000 more caths to go before I move on, my carbon footprint will be evaluated by some federal agency and I wonder will we have to purchase carbon offsets for the use of these catheters. They are plastic which is oil based I assume. Here come the green police!!!
    I also think that saying I have to stick a tube up you know 2000 times this year is a great way to try to convey to ABs what the joys and reality of SCI is about. Motor weakness is just the tip of the iceberg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthQuad View Post
    I'd-a moose meat kicked her.
    C7/C8, T1 incomplete;

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    I've cathed over 60000 times. My poor penis.

  9. #29
    I'm hopefully done with cathing for the rest of my life. I just had an operation done yesterday that should allow me to never have to cath again.
    "Life is about how you
    respond to not only the
    challenges you're dealt but
    the challenges you seek...If
    you have no goals, no
    mountains to climb, your
    soul dies".~Liz Fordred

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    Curt - what did you have done?

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